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Audit and Accounts Semi-Senior

Audit and Accounts Semi-Senior – Near Kettering
c£20K – £25K + study support

Opportunity to join a Top 20 Public Practice firm of accountants at semi-senior level for an ACA / ACCA studier; AAT candidates will also be considered. It is essential that you have audit experience as well as the ability to prepare statutory and year end accounts and have current experience gained from working for a Professional firm of accountants.

As an approved training office all trainees work towards the Chartered or Certified qualification. Full study support is provided with expert tutors – the firm’s trainees have an excellent success rate in moving through to qualification.

All trainees develop rapidly taking on increasing responsibilities within audit teams.

About the Role

  • Audit of limited companies, charities, public sector entities etc. using a computer based system
  • Preparation of accounts for sole traders, partnerships, charities and companies
  • Preparation of taxation computations
  • Working as assistant on ad hoc assignments
  • Supervising and reviewing the work of junior staff
  • Helping junior staff to develop technical skills
  • Complete staff assignments where responsible for reviewing the work of others
  • Assisting the Audit Manager as required


  • At least two years accounts/audit experience
  • Working towards a professional ACCA or ACA qualification (AAT candidates considered)
  • Basic knowledge of PAYE, corporation tax, income tax, VAT and company secretarial procedures.
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with clients and colleagues at all levels
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Proven planning and prioritising skills
  • Good technical and analytical skills
  • Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus

Please note this role involves visiting clients at their premises, so having own transport is desirable

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Qualified ACA / ACCA Audit Senior

Qualified ACA / ACCA Audit Senior £33K-£38K

Opportunity for an ACA / ACCA qualified with a Practice background to join an established firm, offering long term progression.

The successful candidate will deal directly with a large variety of clients and will lead audit teams on companies with turnovers up to £30m, including specialist audits e.g. pensions, solicitors, charities and schools. As part of a close team you will report directly to the manager or partner.

ACA / ACCA qualified with at least 3 years relevant Practice experience in audit and accountancy which will have included up to 50% audit exposure.

About the Role:

·  Leading teams on statutory audits – up to £30m turnover

·  Preparation of accounts for a wide range of clients

·  Preparation of Corporation Tax and Schedule D computations

·  Production of monthly and quarterly management accounts

·  Helping with ad hoc assignments e.g. business plans, cash flows, valuations

·  Supervision of staff

·  Where applicable, drafting recommendations to management post audit.

Software used: Viztopia Bookkeeping,Word,Excel, Sage Taxation, Sage Line 50

This is an excellent career opportunity for an ambitious Accounts and Audit Senior to join an established firm in Milton Keynes offering prospects for progression to Manager and beyond.

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Part qualified Audit Semi-Senior, Northampton

Audit semi-senior reporting to audit managers & seniors and supervising junior members of the audit team.

Main duties:

  • Carrying out audits with turnover up to £30 million, including specialist audits e.g. pensions, solicitors, charities and schools
  • Assisting more senior staff as part of a team and leading smaller audits
  • Working with minimal supervision, to deadlines and within budget.
  • Supervision of staff
  • Drafting statutory accounts from client information in compliance with relevant accounting standards
  • Preparation of draft business tax computations
  • Larger accounts preparation jobs
  • Where applicable drafting recommendations to management post audit
  • Use of computer packages including Pro Audit, CCH Accounts Production, Sage 50, Excel and Alphatax.

Qualifications/education required

  • Part qualified ACA or ACCA
  • Educated to degree level

Experience required

  • Mixed audit and accounts experience gained from working in Public Practice with a large independent firm of accountants or a Top 50 firm.
  • Experience in completing audit files for review by Manager / Partner.
  • Good communicator and be able to deal confidently and effectively with both clients and staff colleagues.
  • Experience in dealing with both pure audit assignments and incomplete accounting assignments and be able to demonstrate the ability to work within deadlines and budgets.

An excellent career opportunity for an ambitious part qualified ACA or ACCA looking for variety and long term progression.

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Manager / Senior Accountant – Northampton

Due to current and future growth plans they are looking for a bright and able qualified Accountant with the experience and ability to manage the day to day requirements of a portfolio of clients.

You would be given your own clients to look after and would be responsible for the organisation of work, overseeing all the compliance work, supervising junior staff, reviewing their work and handling client meetings.

The role would include a responsibility for the training of staff which is a fundamental aspect to the firm’s business development. Your responsibilities will include all aspects of the work the firm does for their clients, for example they don’t have a separate tax department, and training will be provided as appropriate.

The Partners pride themselves on providing a highly efficient service to clients, being both pro-active and commercial, always looking for ways to help clients. You will play a leading role in the provision of that level of service and be encourage to progress your career.

The ideal candidate must have a positive attitude and a friendly, approachable manner. You will have good organisational skills, an ability to learn quickly and work well in a team.

What is on offer for the right person is the opportunity to work in a great environment with fun, hard working people who share the desire to contribute in taking the business forward. The Partners are ambitious and the firm is experiencing considerable growth, with no shortage of opportunities and they want to build the business by recruiting high quality individuals.

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ACA / ACCA Qualified Audit Senior, northampton

Opportunity for a qualified ACA/ACCA with experience in accountancy and audit gained from working within Public Practice to join a Top Tier firm.

You will be working in a team, reporting to Manager and Partner level and be given the opportunity to work closely with clients, managing junior staff and developing your technical, commercial and people management skills.

Summary of Main Responsibilities

  • Planning Audit assignments for a varied range of audit clients identifying key areas of importance to be covered.
  • Managing and supervising junior staff .
  • Significant client contact, being an integral part of the communication process with clients.
  • Opportunity to work on projects for clients.

Qualifications and Skills required

  • ACA or ACCA, fully or nearly qualified with practice experience
  • Good accounts preparation skills
  • Competent planning and completion skills
  • Computer experience – Sage, Excel, Word and tax software
  • Previous experience of supervising junior members of staff (12 months plus experience)
  • Good up-to-date technical knowledge including recent developments in accounting standards
  • Communication – oral and written, ability to deal with variety of people in different environments
  • Organised – ability to deal with a variety of tasks
  • Client focused
  • Commercially aware
  • Team building skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure

It is essential that you have relevant Practice experience and in particular already have a sound knowledge of auditing Owner Managed Businesses.

If you are fully qualified or nearing qualification and interested in joining a Top tier firm, this is an excellent opportunity to continue with your Professional development.

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Audit and Accounts Senior

We are recruiting for an ACA / ACCA finalist or qualified Senior to work closely with one of the Partners in managing a portfolio of clients ranging from sole traders and partnerships to small limited companies with turnover typically being no higher than £10m.

Working alongside the Partner you will be involved in dealing with clients and in time will progress towards managing this established client portfolio. There are long term prospects for progression to Partnership, though it is not an essential aspiration for securing the role.

The role will combine client and staff management so experience in these areas would be preferred and in particular to have the ability to deal with clients directly. The client requirements will largely be in respect of audit, accounting and tax.

Initially you will be taking on a role to assist with maintaining the portfolio but will be involved in business development in due course as you assist with the long term development of the firm.

The Person You will be an ACA / ACCA finalist or qualified with a General Practice background and experience in dealing with the audit, accounting and tax requirements for small Owner Managed Businesses.

There is flexibility in the role and the firm can accommodate a finalist looking for a step up to senior level or an experienced senior. It is a varied and interesting role which will provide considerable client exposure and also the opportunity to get involved in other areas such as Forensic Accounting.

Experience in business development with the ability to maintain and develop the client base within the firm would be useful, but if you do not have this experience, the enthusiasm to be involved in business development is equally important.

This is a rare opportunity to join the firm at this level so if the opportunity is of interest and you have the right profile for the role please contact us so we can discuss your suitability further.

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